Another Charming False Rape Apologist
Anyway, I would like to introduce you to one Marcella Chester, who publishes an anti-rape advocacy blog called Abyss2Hope. And while I'm at it, I wish to thank Archivist of the False Rape Society blog for bringing this to my attention, in the following: http://tinyurl.com/5s5xfl
So, Marcella Chester devoted an entire Abyss2Hope post to dissecting (with clumsy scalpels) a certain comment which Archivist had left on her blog in reply to an earlier post. Rather than summarizing it, I will send you there now to read it: http://tinyurl.com/6r4m5a
You will note a comment by myself, which quickly passed through moderation. All the same, I reproduce it below:
"Are you muddying the real issue on purpose? I think that you are!
"The real issue is the foundational principle in law known as PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE. It has taken us a long time, and a lot of blood, sweat and tears to secure this principle in the jurisprudence of Western civilization, and I for one don't intend to let it slide down the pan without raising some hell about it!
"The DEFENDANT (i.e. the "accused") is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
"The process of proving the defendant guilty, is known as a "trial". If the defendant is presumed guilty right off the bat, then there is NO NEED FOR A TRIAL AT ALL . . . . . . is there? What the hell, he's guilty -- just lock him up and be done with it! Right?
"Do you find that scenario morally acceptable? Would you be willing to identify yourself as a "perjury apologist", or in the present case, a "false rape apologist"?I see Marcella Chester as a reactionary, fighting a rear-guard battle to defend the orthodox feminist position on rape against the rising societal tide of false rape awareness. Everything about her bespeaks hedging and stalling, fudging and trimming, equivocating, prevaricating, talking in circles. Archivist (of False Rape Society) states that he does not link to "hate sites". Being myself of a mind that sunlight is the best disinfectant, I do not share such scruples. Thus, I have provided a link as you see above.
"By the way, nobody is apologizing for rape IF it truly occurred.
"However, it must be proven to have occurred, upon a "clear and convincing" standard of evidence, and Sir Matthew Hale's warning should be read to the jury."
You might feel moved to leave a comment at A2H. If so, I would advise that you save a copy on your own computer before you hit the publish button. You might want to share it with CF readers -- and you know, I'm pretty good about not moderating comments on this blog! ;)